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#1
Actually, I give my wife credit for this one....

I was discussing having access to something to hold bike up as service is done to it....... And she came up with a fantastic, and low cost solution....

Since I'm doing the work in the basement, she pointed at something we are presently using in the garage to store garden hose during the winter: 2 adjustable floor joist hooks:
http://www.farmshow.com/a_article.php?aid=18019

and some heavy rubber straps... Holds the hose quite securely.
Tried it in basement with bikes..

Positioned 2 on joists where I needed support: 2 Straps hook to these: one under rear seat frame junctions and other at handlebars/headset, and bike is held up with rubber straps!

Been using it for recent bike services quite successfully... Fantastic Idea!
I can hand crank the bike quite vigorously and have no stability issues whatsoever!
And when I'm done, I take it down, and there is nothing left hanging from -the floor rafters!!

Smile!
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#2
Almost anything that securely holds the bike far enough from the wall will work as well, such as ladder hooks: http://www.lifeandhome.com/large-ladder-hook-8-mm.html - about a buck a piece or available in almost any hardware store. They can be used with either exposed studs or on the studs of a finished wall. the 16" between studs is convenient for hanging from the top tube. That is an old low cost solution, as is attaching two ends of a rope from the rafter or eye hooks in a garage and passing them under the seat and handlebars - that was my first "bike stand."
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#3
I hang my bicycles upside down from bike hooks screwed into beams in my garage. When I want to work on a bike I just throw a rope over the hook it has a loop at one end that I thread the other end through and adjust height, like lasso.
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#4
1. Blunt Impact/Force
2. Heat
3. Relief Cuts
4.Rock the bolt
5.Drill'er out
5.Drill'er out
7. Air Hammer/Chisel
8. Bolt or screw extractor
9. Pipe Wrench
10. Reinstall bolts that surround the stuck bolt/nut
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#5
(11-23-2014, 03:06 PM)JanJ Wrote:  Actually, I give my wife credit for this one....

I was discussing having access to something to hold bike up as service is done to it.......  And she came up with a fantastic, and low cost solution....

Since I'm doing the work in the basement, she pointed at something we are presently using  in the garage to store garden hose during the winter:   2 adjustable floor joist hooks:
http://www.farmshow.com/a_article.php?aid=18019

and some heavy rubber straps...  Holds the hose quite securely.
Tried it in basement with bikes..  

Positioned 2 on joists where I needed support:  2 Straps hook to these: one under rear seat frame junctions and  other at handlebars/headset, and bike is held up with rubber straps!

Been using it for recent bike services quite successfully... Fantastic Idea!
I can hand crank the bike quite vigorously and have no stability issues whatsoever!    
And when I'm done, I take it down, and there is nothing left hanging from -the floor rafters!!  

Smile!

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#6
I do like threads like these, some great ideas that I am sure work good for a low volume user. Hard to beat a shop quality stand in my book. I use a floor stand, bench mount, and a wall mount units. plus I use one of the most over looked stands that many people already own. The ole' Fluid/mag trainer holds the bike quite nicely for many tasks.
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#7
(04-11-2015, 02:51 PM)painkiller Wrote:  I do like threads like these, some great ideas that I am sure work good for a low volume user. Hard to beat a shop quality stand in my book. I use a floor stand, bench mount, and a wall mount units. plus I use one of the most over looked stands that many people already own. The ole' Fluid/mag trainer holds the bike quite nicely for many tasks.

It also gives you a test bed with some resistance for testing adjustments. Until recently I was hanging the bike from the ceiling with a soft rope,worked fine for what I am doing. Recently got a floor stand and man is that nice!
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#8
This one is a good idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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